Ladies and gentlemen, the real and ugly truth is that many people around the world drink this beverage every day, without even thinking about the side effects. And, now you probably ask yourself – what’s the name of this drink! Well, that’s easy to answer! we’re talking about soda! Soda and other sugary drinks are not good for our health, we all know that! Right? But still, people in America consume an average of 57 gallons of soda per person. So, let me ask you a question – do you really know how bad is soda for your health? Take a look at the article below and find out more about this.
First of all, you should know that all soda drinks contain high amounts of phosphoric acid and caffeine. The Framingham Osteoporosis Study examined more than 2,500 men and women and it found that daily cola intake was related with significantly lower BMD in the hips of women, which are more prone to bone loss than men. Another study has found that this phenomenon is caused by too much phosphorus, which can inhibit calcium absorption. The researchers think that phosphoric acid in cola leaches calcium out of the human bones. Drinking 330 mg of caffeine, or 4 cups of coffee every day can cause bone loss. It’s because the caffeine can interfere with calcium absorption and lead to calcium loss through urine. This means that if you suffer from this type of health condition and you are over 50, or you have a condition which impairs nutrient absorption – then you should avoid soda at all cost.
In this article we’re going to show you 5 GOOD REASONS why you SHOULDN’T drink soda:
Did you know that (according to the latest statistics) 2 out of 3 adults and 1 out of 3 kids in United States are overweight or obese? That’s really shocking, right? The medical experts claim that daily soda consumption is one of the most common causes for this type of health problems. The experts say that if everything else in your diet is the same, if you drink 1 can of Coke every day, you will add an additional 15 lbs. per year. You will add 15 lbs. just from the Coke calories alone. You should also know that soda consumption causes you to gain visceral fat, which gathers around your organs and increases the risk of heart diseases.
- Liver Health
Soda contains high amounts of fructose, which can damage your liver if you consume it in high amounts. This is probably one of the leading causes of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. NOTE: 2 cans of Coke a day will increase your risk of fatty liver, liver failure, liver cirrhosis and heart disease.
- Tooth decay
Drinking soda drinks causes tooth erosion, it damages the tooth enamel and increases your risk of cavities. The damaging reaction lasts for 20 minutes after each sip, which means that taking your time to drink soda actually increases its negative impact on your teeth. The soda can also reach beyond surface enamel and into your dentin and even corrode through composite fillings. The soda drinks cause even more damage to the teeth of children, which are not fully developed and hardened.
- Kidney disease
A recent study, with more than 3,000 participants, mostly women, has found that soda-drinking women had a 30% greater reduction in kidney function compared with non-soda drinkers. Another study, conducted by group of researchers in Japan, has concluded that consuming more than 2 sodas per day will cause protein loss through urine, which is a common sign for kidney damage, kidney disease, heart disease and heart failure.
The experts warn that people who consume sugary drinks regularly (more than 2 cans per one day), have a 26% increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, compared to non-soda drinkers. Soda consumption can cause dangerous influxes in blood sugar levels. According to the experts, people who drink soda and sugary drinks every day have 20% higher risk of having a heart attack of dying from a heart attack.
Sources and References included in this article – Natural Healthy Ways